Ed Sheeran‘s headed to No.1 with ‘No. 6,’ his star-studded fourth studio album that’s lined with features from some of today’s hottest music stars including Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Khalid, Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, and many more.
Lifted to digital outlets on July 12, the set – which serves as the singer-songwriter’s first new body of work since he topped the charts with ‘Divide’ in 2017 – conceptually serves as the follow-up to his 2011 EP, ‘No. 5 Collaborations Project.’Array
Not only projected to edge out the Beyonce & Donald Glover-led ‘Lion King’ soundtrack for the top spot, ‘No. 6’ also sits at #1 on iTunes charts ahead of the Disney effort (as of time reported) and is set to mark Grammy winner’s third consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topper. Curious just how many units sales industry analysts predict Sheeran’s latest will move after its first 7 days on the market?
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Ed Sheeran’s ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’
Predicted First Week Sales (SPS) – 140k-170k
Predicted First Week Sales (Pure) – 60k-80k
Predicted Debut Billboard 200 Placement – #1
If the prediction above rings true the figures will mark Sheeran’s second lowest first week sales to date, following the 42,000 his inaugural studio album – ‘+’ – moved when it debuted in September 2011 [source].